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AFL Volunteers Award $10K to Nonprofit Organizations in the Upstate


AFL volunteers choose Pendleton PlaceSpartanburg, S.C. – AFL presented two grants totaling $10,700 to Pendleton Place for Children and Families in Greenville county and Hope Remains Youth Ranch in Spartanburg county. As part of AFL’s “Volunteers Choose” program, AFL associates that participated in volunteer programs during the previous year voted for a nonprofit organization to receive this annual gift which recognizes volunteer efforts.

Volunteers Choose Hope RemainsLaurie Rovin, executive director, and Brandon Blake, community outreach manager for Pendleton Place for Children and Families were presented with a $7,500 Volunteers Choose grant. Melanie Watt, executive director, and Pam Benedict, director of operations for Hope Remains Youth Ranch were presented a $3,200 Volunteers Choose grant.

“Our volunteers make the grant possible each year. They are the backbone of our efforts, reaching out into our community to help those in need,” said Corie Culp, community relations manager for AFL. “Not only does this grant celebrate their passion for giving back, but it also provides support to organizations that impact Upstate South Carolina.”

Pendleton Place for Children and Families is a place of safety and comfort for children who have been affected by abuse, neglect or abandonment. Pendleton Place provides food, clothing, mental health services, on-site medical care and more to help hurt children begin the healing process.

Hope Remains Youth Ranch provides hope and a second chance for hurting and troubled, at-risk children and youth ages 5-17. Through the Hope Remains Youth Ranch program, youth learn and gain a new sense of confidence, responsibility, accountability, sensitivity to others and discipline in their conduct. 

AFL has an extensive Community Outreach Program which includes grants, ACT (AFL Community Team) projects, Take Root tree initiatives, sponsorships and more. To learn more about AFL and its community outreach, visit

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Corie Culp
Community Relations Manager